Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
The Department of Civil & Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield invites applications from outstanding and ambitious candidates for a position in Geotechnical Engineering at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level.
We seek a talented individual who can relate their research and teaching vision to impact within one or more of the following key challenges: infrastructure performance and resilience; adaptation of geotechnical systems for an evolving climate; low carbon development and management; integration of digital technologies with geotechnical applications. Applicants with a strong laboratory/physical modelling background are especially welcome, as are those with links to the design profession.
The Department has high quality geotechnical laboratory and physical modelling facilities including, at our Broad Lane site, advanced soil element testing laboratory, transparent soil (laser) laboratory and a 4.5m diameter beam centrifuge. The department is also home to the Integrated Civil and infrastructure Research Centre (iCAIR), part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), where large scale physical testing on soil-water-structure problems can be carried out. Together, these offer a huge potential to develop and deepen experimental research interests across a range of geo-related problems.
More information on the current geotechnical engineering group research activities and facilities can be found on our webpage: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/civil/geotechnical-engineering-discipline
Depending on the grade applied for, you should have an established or developing track record of publication in high quality journal papers. You should also demonstrate the potential to generate research funding and to deliver impact from your research. You should also have a real passion to deliver high quality teaching at all levels and an openness to new ways of delivery and assessment. You will be educated to degree level in Civil and Structural Engineering or a related discipline, or have equivalent experience together with a PhD in a relevant subject area, or have equivalent experience.
The Department's teaching is underpinned by international leading research, ranked top 4 in the UK for research excellence, and offers excellent laboratories and facilities for students. All undergraduate and postgraduate courses are accredited.
Over the last five years research activity in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering has continued to expand, which has enabled high employability for students through research-led teaching. As well as having a strong reputation in fundamental research, the Department has growing expertise in the areas of: resilient infrastructure, sustainability and carbon-neutral construction, energy generation and storage, digital technologies, characterisation of new materials, and management of hazards and risk. We believe this shows our dedication and passion to make the world a better place and to educate engineers who will build a better future.
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Closing date: 6 May 2022.